Glass Onion, White Noise, and the 7 best Netflix movies to watch in December 2022

Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery, Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio, White Noise, and more great Netflix movies are releasing in December.

Whether you’re in the mood for an acclaimed, Oscar-bait movie or something lighthearted you can watch with your entire family, there are several excellent Netflix movies headed our way this December to close out the year on a high note.

Several of the Netflix movies arriving in December are highly anticipated, such as the Knives Out sequel and Alejandro G. Iñárritu’s latest film BARDO. Below we’re highlighting the seven Netflix movies we’re most excited to watch this December.

Best Netflix movies to watch in December 2022

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Lady Chatterley’s Lover. (L to R) Emma Corrin as Lady Constance, Jack O’Connell as Oliver in Lady Chatterley’s Lover. Cr. Netflix © 2022.

Lady Chatterley’s Lover, Dec. 2

Based on the controversial erotic romance novel by D. H. Lawrence, published in the late 1920s, Lady Chatterley’s Lover stars The Crown‘s Emma Corrin as Connie, the titular Lady Chatterley.

Connie marries into wealth and privilege, but when her husband returns from World War I with an injury that prevents him from walking, Connie begins to feel trapped in her marriage. She pursues a torrid affair with the handsome gamekeeper Oliver Mellors (Jack O’Connell), and the dalliance soon becomes the subject of society gossip.

Scrooge: A Christmas Carol, Dec. 2

Netflix is trying its hand at the beloved story of Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol in a new animated musical film arriving this December. For those that have seen every iteration of this story, don’t count this one out just yet.

Director Stephen Donnelly says, “there are more than enough psychedelic, time-travelling and musical surprises to keep those familiar with the story on the edge of their seats, while the authentic essence of Dickens has been retained for those coming completely fresh to the classic tale.”

Scrooge: A Christmas Carol centers on the classic character of Ebenezer Scrooge as he has one final Christmas Eve to change his life or face a dark future. The film features re-imagined songs from two-time Academy Award and Grammy Award-winner Leslie Bricusse OBE.

Luke Evans voices Scrooge, and he’s joined by an all-star voice cast that includes Olivia Colman, Jessie Buckley, Johnny Flynn, Fra Fee, Giles Terera, Trevor Dion Nicholas, James Cosmo, and Jonathan Pryce.

Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio, Dec. 9

Pinocchio is a new, whimsical take on the classic Carlo Collodi tale brought to life by Academy Award-winning director Guillermo del Toro and the award-winning stop-motion legend Mark Gustafson.

This is not the Disney version of Pinocchio, so even if you have seen the animated movie or the recent Tom Hanks-led live-action adaptation, del Toro’s version is a much darker story following the fabled wooden boy on an enchanted adventure. The film has received rave reviews from critics and currently sits at a 95% Certified Fresh approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

Pinocchio also boasts an impressive cast, including Ewan McGregor, Tilda Swinton, Christoph Waltz, Finn Wolfhard, Cate Blanchett, Ron Perlman, Tim Blake Nelson, and more.

BARDO, False Chronicles of a Handful of Truths, Dec. 16

Acclaimed director Alejandro G. Iñárritu returns with his latest movie, an epic, visually-stunning story about a Mexican filmmaker who returns to his native country to receive a prestigious award, unaware that by returning home, he’ll inadvertently dig up a number of complex memories he thought he left behind.

Elements of his own life inspired the five-time Academy Award-winning director in crafting BARDO, False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths, described as an “immersive experience set against the intimate and moving journey” of the lead character, Silverio, played by Mexican actor Daniel Giménez Cacho.

Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery, Dec. 23

The highly-anticipated sequel to Rian Johnson’s Knives Out finally arrives on Netflix just before Christmas! Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery sees the return of Daniel Craig as Detective Benoit Blanc.

This time, Detective Blanc is headed to Greece to uncover a mystery involving a colorful cast of new characters played by an incredible cast, with actors like Kate Hudson, Kathryn Hahn, Edward Norton, Janelle Monáe, Leslie Odom Jr., Jessica Henwick, Madelyn Cline, and Dave Bautista. Glass Onion has received excellent reviews from critics, so you definitely won’t want to miss this one when it finally hits Netflix. And if you got to see it in theaters during its limited run, now you can plan your rewatch!

Matilda: The Musical, Dec. 25

Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical is one of several exceptional Netflix movies arriving in December. A new take on the Olivier and Tony Award-winning musical, Matilda stars Alisha Weir as the titular character, an intelligent and sharp-witted child with terrible parents.

When she’s sent to a new school, Matilda finds inspiration in Miss Honey (Lashana Lynch), but the villainous Miss Trunchbull (Emma Thompson) seems to have it out for her. This inspirational tale follows “an extraordinary girl, with a vivid imagination, who dares to take a stand to change her story with miraculous results.”

WHITE NOISE – (L-R) Greta Gerwig (Babette), May Nivola (Steffie), Adam Driver (Jack), Samuel Nivola (Heinrich) and Raffey Cassidy (Denise). Cr: Wilson Webb/NETFLIX © 2022

White Noise, Dec. 30

Noah Baumbach directs this adaptation of Don DeLillo’s novel of the same name. Once thought to be impossible to adapt, White Noise is a unique story about a contemporary family in America struggling to deal with a frightening event known as “The Airborne Toxic Event,” caused by a chemical leak that forces the family to evacuate their town. Greta Gerwig and Adam Driver star.

Which Netflix movies are you most looking forward to watching in December?